Fridays with Vicky 11
In today`s online world we are getting swampt with online “opportunities” and people wanting to show us how to make money online. The sad part is that a lot of them are scams, programs with empty promises.
There are legit, good programs out there that can help you achieve your goals and dreams. The problem is how do you find them? How can you pick out the golden nuggets from the scams?
I know the feeling to well. You visit a website, the offer presented is… well the picture, the dream painted is amazing. You have all the freedom you want, drive a fancy car and live in a mansion with checks flying in right and left but you don`t have to work hardly at all…
Could this money making opportunity be IT??
Do you recognize the feeling?
In this article I will give you some tips on how to spot a scam or decide if a product is legit, in the money making jungle.
Make Money Online NO Scams Allowed
What is the first impression of the site? Is it pictures of dollar signs, fancy cars and a big house? Is money screen shoots the first thing you see?
Legit site: If the site is legit, you will see what the site/product can offer you. There is a clear message of what they can help YOU with.
Scam sites: If there is unreasonable claims of making tons of money within a very short period of time then it is most likely a scam. If the site is filled with ”dreams” in the form of money and expensive items, but fails to explain what it does, it`s most likely a scam.
Are They Selling a Dream or a Training/Program?
What is actually being offered and sold. Can you easily see what the training or program will include?
Legit site: A legit site will have a strong product, training or program. The product is good enough and will be explained before you have to purchase. There is no hiding the product behind shiny objects. There is no hype…
Scam site: They don`t really care if you reach your goals or dreams, they want YOUR money and have little interest if you ever get any return.
You can spot a scam site because they sell the DREAM, they will show you everything you can get using their product (you still have no idea what the product is though) but there will be plenty of fancy cars and dollar signs. They get people to pay for the dream NOT their product.
The problem is that they are very good at selling the dream. We do want the freedom, we do want the money and we do want to believe that there is an EASY solution to it all.
The TRUTH is that there is no over night million dollar push button system out there.
Can You Tell What the Program/Site Will Teach You?
Is it clear what the product offer? If you purchase the product what will be your result, will you learn how to build a website? Will you be able to set up an email campaign… What does the program teach you?
Legit site: A legit program will show you or give you an overview of what you will learn. What the result will be when done with the training or course.
Scam site: One of the most frustrating things is when you sit through a 30 minute sales video and when it`s done you still have no idea what the product is doing or if there even is a product. You are left with an email form, if you fill it out you will receive ”the secret”.
If the site/video does not explain what it does or what it will teach you, do not bother giving your email away. I can guarantee that your inbox will be filled with spam and your email address probably sold…
Now it will be up to you to find out, the cost of the product and if there is a monthly membership fee, before giving your credit card number away. The sneaky part comes if they try to upsell you on ridiculous amounts OR if you need to buy in to be able to finish the program.
Legit site: There will be no sneaky upsells. Sure they can give you an offer here and there but nothing that you will be ”forced” to buy to reach the next level. Legit sites are upfront from the beginning and don`t try to hide anything.
Scam sites: Upsells and hidden costs can be a little tricky to see right off the bat. Some scams are very sneaky and try to lure you in with reasonable priced products but the upsells will be ridiculously expensive. I am talking about getting in for $47 and then they try to sell you master mind groups, personal coaching for thousands and thousands of dollars.
With a little online research you can often find out about these upsells. I always say don`t believe everything you read online but if there is a pattern, multiple sites writing about crazy upsells, people getting into personal debt… then take that into consideration.
Another thing you DON`T want to pay for is being an affiliate. I read about one program where you had to pay a certain amount to promote their product… wait I want to make you more money and you will charge me for it… don`t fall for it. There are plenty of FREE affiliate programs to join.
Is There a Free Trial?
Legit site: If you can try out a program for free, or even for a small sum (without there being tons of upsells) then you can be sure it`s a legit program. The program will do what it says it will do, if not nobody would pay for the full version.
The only way this will work though is if people enjoy the product and get tons of value from it.
You can read my review of my favorite free trial online marketing program, here!
Scam site: Scam sites will never offer anything for free they will try to suck as much money as possible out of you. They might claim that they have a refund policy, but even that, can be a tricky process to get your money back.
Main Question – What Are You Looking for?
We all want and need help with different things. What I am looking for might not be what you are looking for…
There are tons of ways to make money online, have you figured out what direction you are taking?
If you want to build an online business. I will be happy to show you my favorite legit, honest way to make money online. In fact it`s a scam free zone, where spam and other nonsense is not allowed.
Hope you found this article helpful – Make Money Online NO Scams Allowed – How to Spot a Legit Program in the Money Making Industry.
If you have a money making program that you are looking into, but you are not sure if it is a scam or not, please leave us a comment below and we will be happy to take a look at it and help you decide if it is a scam or not.
Have a productive day and a great week!
See you next Friday,
Next week`s post – 7 Ways to Make Money with a Website or Blog
P.S Thought I would let you in on some good and bad going on in my online business…
Worst Online Happening This Week: I didn`t get as much done as I wanted to… but that`s ok I spend time with my daughter that was sick this week.
Best Online Happening This Week: I have been getting great feedback on the site, thank you 🙂